Public Writings

Most Recent Publications

“‘God Is Not Going to Put It in Your Lap.’ What Made Fannie Lou Hamer’s Message on Civil Rights So Radical—And So Enduring,” Time, October 4, 2019. [Click here to read]

“Tennessee Just Showed that White Supremacy is Alive and Well,” Washington Post, June 15, 2019. [Click here to read]

“I Lifted Up Mine Eyes to Ghana,” Jacobin, August 27, 2018. [Click here to read]

(with Karin Wulf), “’Women Also Know History’: Dismantling Gender Bias in the Academy,” History News Network, June 9, 2018. [Click here to read]

“Power is Still Too White,” Chronicle of Higher Education, April 1, 2018. [Click here to read]

Black Nationalist Women and Global Visions of Freedom,” Truthout, March 28, 2018.

The Hidden History of Black Nationalist Women’s Political Activism,” The Conversation, January 30, 2018.

Ida B. Wells offered the solution to police violence more than 100 years ago,” The Washington Post, July 11, 2017.

(with Ibram X. Kendi), “How to Avoid a Post-Scholar America,” Chronicle of Higher Education, June 19, 2017.

Racial Violence on the Anniversary of the Charleston Massacre,” Huffington Post, June 14, 2017.

Interview with Gerald Horne: “What the Left Today Can Learn From Paul Robeson,” Public Books, February 28, 2017.

Madam C.J. Walker wasn’t just a positive force for African Americans. She also pioneered global black activism,” Timeline, February 8, 2017.

The most important black woman sculptor of the 20th century deserves more recognition,” Timeline, February 2, 2017.

This unheralded woman actually organized the Montgomery bus boycott,” Timeline, January 19, 2017.

52 years ago, this speech changed the course of black voting rights in America,” Timeline, August 23, 2016.

Mothers of The Movement, Police Violence and Black Women’s Activism,” Huffington Post, July 28, 2016.

White supremacists have been funding black activists’ ‘Back to Africa’ movements for centuries,” Timeline, July 22, 2016.

A Historical Note: Pan-African Feminist Adelaide Casely Hayford,” The Feminist Wire, March 26, 2016.

Why We Must Remember: Reflecting on the Charleston Massacre One Year Later,” Huffington Post, June 17, 2016.

Black Women’s Votes Matter,” Huffington Post, November 12, 2015.

Black Politics and Global Struggles for Freedom, We’re History, September 18, 2015.

Racial Violence and Black Nationalist Politics,” The Junto, August 18, 2015.

“’End the Autocracy of Color’: African Americans and Global Visions of Freedom,” Imperial and Global Forum, February 15, 2015.

Teaching Black Internationalism and Americanah,” Blog of the American Studies Journal, January 17, 2015.

*Selected Pieces on Black Perspectives

Interview with Jill Petty: “From Dissertation to Book”

On Transnational Feminism

Interview with Dawn Durante: “On Writing the Book Proposal”

Writing Black Women’s Intellectual History

“‘Africa for the Africans’: Expanding the Field of Global Garveyism

Centering Black Women’s Ideas and Activism in Twentieth Century London

“‘Sold to Africa’: Remembering Patrice Lumumba

Uncovering the Silences of Black Women’s Voices in the Age of Garvey,

Not Just Another Hashtag: Reflections on the #Charlestonsyllabus

*Click here to view my publications on Black Perspectives.